What You Need: Your Bible opened to Revelation 1:18 and a journal
“Let’s cheer for Jesus like they did in our story today.
Child: “Hosanna! Hosanna! Yay, Jesus!”
(Open the Bible and lay it open in front of the children.)
“Our Bible story today was about the very first Palm Sunday. People got so excited when they heard Jesus was coming that they quickly cut some palm branches from trees and began waving them in the air! Some people took off their coats and spread them on the road for Jesus to walk on. Everyone wanted to celebrate Jesus because He is so special!
“We still celebrate how special Jesus is because Jesus is alive! Who is alive?”
Child: “Jesus is alive.”
“Our new Bible verse will help us remember that.
“The verse says: “I am alive for ever and ever!” Revelation 1:18.
(Lead your child in saying the verse with the motions several times.)
“I am alive (point both hands up) for ever and ever!” (Twirl around.) Revelation 1:18. (Open your hands like a book.)
“The people in our story showed Jesus He is special by waving branches in the air and putting coats on the road. What are some ways we can show Jesus He is special? Let’s make a list of ways we can show Jesus He is special.
(Allow each family member to give an answer and write it in the journal. Then, wirite down prayer requests.)
“Dear God, help us remember that Jesus is alive, and we can celebrate Him every day. We want to show Jesus how special He is by doing things like (read the list you made). We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”